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an issue -- in our future, all those things are designed to make sure the american people, their genius, their grit and determination, is channeled and they have an opportunity to succeed. everybody is getting a fair shot. everybody is getting a fair share -- a fair share. everybody is playing by the same rules. four years ago, i said i am not a perfect man and noo a perfect present. that is probably a promise governor romney things i kept. i also promise i fight every single dayyon behalf of the american people, the middle class, and although striving to get into the middle class, i have kept that promise. if you will vote for me, then i will promise i will fight just as hard in the second term. >> the romney -- governor romney. >> this is an important election and i'm concerned about america. i am concerned about the taking over the last four years.
i know this is bigger than an election about the two of us as indivvduals. -pit is bigger than our respecte parties. it is an election about the course of america. what kknd of america do you want to have for yourself and your children? there are two seven pads we begin speaking about this evening. we will have two more presidential debates and a vice presidential debate. we will talk about those two pads. -- paths. you do not have to just look at our work. you can look at the record. if the president would be reelected, you will see a middle-class squeeze. income going down, and prices going up. in come up p again. if i am president, i will help to create 12 million new jobs in this country with rising incomes. if the president is elected, obamacare will be fully installed.
that will mean a whole different life. many will lose their insurance. if i am elected, we will not have obamacare. we will put in place the kind of principles i put in place in my own state and allow each state to craft their own programs and we will focus. if the president were reelected, you will see a $716 billion cut to medicare. you have 4 million people who lose medicare advantage. you have hospitals and provides no longer accepting medicare. i will restore that $716 billion to meddcare. finally, military. you will see dramatic cuts toward military if the president is reelected. pt is said this will be devastating. i will not cut our commitment to the military. i will keep america strong and get america's middle-class working again. thank you, jim. >> thank you. the next debate will be on
we have been falling the romney campaign. carl, an event like this ends, whoever you were for you believe it did just great. whether you were against, you think did just horribly. >> it will be hard to judge initially. like so many debates, the spot analysis that will happen in the spin room for the next three or four hours, wwat will be all over social media, is likely to evolve over the next few days as people begin to analyze in depth and take a look to the accuracy of the things that were set as well as the demeanor of the candidates. in just about every single answer, mitt romney looked at the prrsident and looked him in the eye and addressed the president directly.+ in most of his answers, president obama spoke to either jim lehrer or the audience. this was, in general, a good
debate. there were some annoyed appearances ffom the president, some inpatient attempts to interrupt the flow of things by mitt romney, but fairly ssall. lots of policy. for reporters and voters who thought a lot of times this campaign has ordered a little bit too on -- to much on the cynical, there was it kind of policy tonight. you heard president obama at one. take the president -- take mitt romney to task. that did not happen until the last half-hour of the debate. for the better part of the first hour, it was mitt romney who was pn offense, challenging the president's record, addressing him directly, accusing the president of misrepresenting mitt romney. toward the end, we heard mitt romney say, you are entitled to your own house and plain, but not your own facts.
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presidential debates is now in the book. we have got the word that on the national level, most polls indicate this race is a dead heat. among the popular vote in many of the swing states, it has tightened up considerably. in florida, it is a statistical dead heat. in the state of ohio, which nn republican has never won an not won the white house, the lead is in president obama's favo . good evening, everyone. i'm frag somerville. >> julie maener.
much of the discussion focus on the economy and jobs. >> as you said, the focus clearly on the economy from jobs to taxes to the deficit. mitt romney went on the attack early among other things on what he planned to cut. >> obama care is on my list, apologize mr. president. >> i like -- >> good. i'm sorry, jim, i will stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i like big bird. i will not keep borrowing money. >> president obama responded by questioning pledge to cut taxes for all and reducing the deficit at the same time. >> math, common sense and our history shows us that's not a recipe for job growth. we've tried this. we've tried both approaches. the approach that governor romney is talking about is the
same sales pitch that's made in 2001-2003. >> the national federation of independent businesseses said your plan will kill 700,000 jobs. i don't want to kill jobs in this environment. >> romney slammed the president for the collapse of sill cylinderra and among things. 46% of america he considered himself -- themselves victims. even president supporters frustrated he didn't go on the owe -- offensive. >> we have crews with both of them. we start with paul chambers, who was with republican viewers. >> watched part of the debate in the cop tra costa county campaign headquarters. people there was very happy. the group watched the first head-to-head debate between president barack obama and his
republican challenger mitt romney. the two battled on domestic issues. many say this is the more important of the three debates, because it gives people it gives him to ship. >> i thought he was very strong. we're all nervous about it. we think it's very important. i think he did well. >> romney had great opening. warm, personal, gave the five point plan. i thought it was good. i thought he had a great sound bite. >> terrific. >> the contra costa republican headquarters will hold three more watch parties. and the two remaining for the president of the united states. that's how things were in the republican side. let's go to the colleague, robert honda live with the democrats watching the debate in san jose. >> there's an upbeat mood here in the democratic headquarters in downtown sap jose. -- san jose.
democrats crowded with the watch party, with items. and many said the perceived winner is the one best expressing the concerns on the middle crash with the best vision of moving the economy forward, especially in taxes, deficit and jobs. party leaders here said president obama did that best. >> he's willing to run on the record as president and on the campaign statements that he's made so far. and i contrast that with governor romney who i think is all over the place. >> what obama, is hold holding a little more water. he's not talking only the foot but the how's and the whys. i think i only hear from romney the what. >> both candidates seemed very prepared. it makes it hard to tell how they went over with undecided voters who may have heard many of the points before. ktvu channel 2 news.
how will you vote in this year's election. take the ktvu election quiz. this candidate is the best match for you. >> ktvu political analysts is keeping a close eye on tomorrow's debate. >> i know you've seen so many debate. who do you think came up on top tonight. >> it's a good night for governor romney. no big surprises, no real mistakes, no gas, no outstanding zingers. i think romney is poised. he did what he did it to do. he's behind in the battle ground states and deceptive with attacking the president. this is pretty much a good night for him. he avoided the pitfalls. president obama, social security, medicare, medicaid and he avoided it. >> what do you think viewers are looking for in tonight's
debate? >> i think voters look what they are looking for. and voters have an opportunity to compare the two candidates, basically saying, someone representing me, my values, my family, my interest. if you like obama coming in, no big surprise coming out. he spoke your language. he appealed your interest and values. if you like romney, it's a good night. i don't think the debate creates that much drama or interest in the voting population. >> cory, thanks so much for your perspective. we will see much more of you throughout the election season. thanks for being with us. >> there's a lot of response about the debate in the facebook page. cat u allen.
next thursday, it this time, vice president joe biden will face-off on topics of foreign and domestic policy. martha will moderate. we will bring it to you live right here on ktvu. we have stream tonight's debate live on ktvu.com. we will be doing the same for the upcoming debates. simply amazing. the a's win the west in spectacular fashion. and we now know who they will face in the first round of the play os. it's the detroit tigers starting this weekend. if anyone would have told you in july, a's would win the west, you probably would say they are nuts. the a's pulled it off. brad english, where the
champagne was flowing once again late this afternoon. fred? >> julie, second time this week. i talked to one of the age administrators. he said this standing room only crowd was the loudest crowd he's heard in the 25 years with the organization. today, they got their money's worth because the tech as rangers -- texas rangers is leading 5-1 in the fourth inning. they score 6 runs on 4 hits, 2 walks on a costly texas rangers error. rookie fly ball on center field. josh hamilton simply drops it. that simply ended the inning. go ahead and insurance run scores. five relievers come shut down the relievers. relievers gets the final out. cocoa crisp gets the final out. that is their sixth straight win, to win the division, the
15th west division title for the oakland a's. >> from day one, it's installed in us. they never give up, try to come back. when you get down after a big inning like that, in a situation like this, there's no time to hang your head. guys came out. we got in the dugout and we're ready to go. >> in a position to having to fight for our careers and having to fight for our livelihood. to stay up here and put a bunch of guys in the clubhouse, that's the survivor mentality, played ever in a game. that's what we do every single game. >> why am emotional in a baseball game. >> the effort that went into this at every level is so -- >> wow. and in fact, luke the owner, we
are planning to rebuilding for next year. not necessarily this year. he will take one year early of their projections. the a's finished with the second best record in the american league, 94 and a 68. that means, in fact, they will travel to detroit and start the best of five series. supposedly on saturday in detroit. they will play saturday and a sunday in detroit and come in mid week to take on the tigers in game three. if needed games four and five. ironically, guys, san francisco giants finished with identical 94 ann 68 record. they, too, are in the play- offs. they will start the play offs on saturday at home. which means a chance for a bay bridge series is a possibility. ktvu channel 2 news. >> baseball fever is mentioned.
it's personally gripped the area with the giants and a's heading to the play-offs. john sasaki is at the coliseum with where the fans can't seem to get enough tonight. john? >> as you could see the parking lot is virtually empty. you could see the beer bottles are still lying arn. the word american league champ i don't knows rolls out the -- champion rolls out of the tongue. >> we came from kauai to play this game and it's all good. >> oh, my god, it is awesome. haven't been to a game since the 70s. this is the most awesome feeling ever. >> the best day of my life. a's is my favorite team. >> a's fever clearly swept the bay area. the stadium was packed with people, many who skipped out of work on a wednesday.
>> we left from work deciding we needed to be somewhere to watch the game. >> the a's didn't receive the attention the giant got. for many fans, green and gold runs in the family. >> used to take me to the game. memories of at that and being able to see it, understand the game more. >> the friendly rivalry, both which won their western division arrives well. >> and i believe at the beginning of the year, he didn't believe. >> i never gave up. i took a lot of grief from the giant fans so here we are. >> a's made up a 13 game deficit and 5 point deficit with nine games to go. they did much, by sweeping the rangers. san francisco giant, won two years ago. >> they will host the
cincinnati reds saturday and sunday at at&t park for the best of five series. and the team will move to game three and game four if necessary. if there's a game five, team would come back to at&t park. these photos came in the afternoon, showing younger aged fans and their moms much the kids are able to say, baseball history. send the photos and the dramatic win. e-mail at photos at ktvu.com. post them directly and we may post some of their photos during the broadcast. there's an officer-involved shooting. news chopper 2 flew over the cal train. what we've been told, the san mateo transit officer fired his weapon while the train was in san jose. we've been told one person was
wounded and we do not know that person's condition. a mistrial was declared in the federal cocaine fraud trial of the former crime lab technician. according to the juror, debra madden took cocaine from a lab. the jurors couldn't agree whether placerville proved, hearing of deception. a hearing has beep set, including a possible retrial. >> the oakland police department is under fire for its handling much tomorrow a motion will be filed to request a federal takeover. it comes on the heelings of the federal monitor who question the use of force in some of the shooting. a civil rights attorney says the department has to change. >> we simply can't wait any longer. that's why we're acting now.
>> that's okay. >> a, a hearing is scheduled for mid december to discuss the motion and the city of oakland is expected to fight the request. for the sixth year in a row, car thefts in california are decreasing. highway patrol says auto thefts are down 1.3% this year compared to last year. they attribute the decrease tone forcement and advancing technology. >> license reader technology. lojack technology. bait vehicle technology, we place cars, in places we want them to be stolen so we can chase down offenders and take them to custody. >> last year, 84.9% of cars stolen were recovered. ceo meg whitman said the hard times at hewlett packers will last a number of years. the company is working on new products and services. hp's stock dropped 13% as
whitman warned it will take time to recover because of the weak global recovery. all of it as-just experienced much gee she said she was push because of what her attorney calls retaliatory actions. now her attorney mer can youy news, powell was told to clean her office, turnoff the computer and not return much powell calls it a transition and says she remains an employee. >> at least three times in the past week on jeks thrown off the g street overpass in antia okay has smashed into the windshield. the latest, the target was an ambulance. >> didn't see anything on the roadway, anybody in front of
them. the way it was described, they felt the impact came from above from the overcrossing area. >> two other vehicles were hit by objects in the same spot last week. authorities say it's fortunate that no one was injured. anyone with information about the case is asked to contact authorities. fleet week festivities are under way in san francisco. the navy's hover craft and landing craft, landed in ocean beach. the hover craft is part of the city's disaster response training exercise during fleet week. >> this is exactly what fleet week is all about. in addition to celebrating the men and women in uniform and giving them the grace they deserve, we want to take the opportunity to practice the humanitarian roll that our military has. >> navy officials say the hover craft could deliver supplies, equipment and personnel to san francisco in the event of the
major disaster. and the main attraction for the weekend's air show is already in town. the blue angels arrived yesterday. the navy's precision flying team is set to practice tomorrow. following that, plu angels. -- blue angels. they will have a meet an greet. and we have a crew in san jose, following the shooting involving the san mateo transit officer. we may have the latest what may have caused it on the 10:00 news. the cost not the morality of california's suspended death penalty. of course, the oakland a's. what a fan fantastic season. tonight, the a's could say they are the western division champs in the american league. >> mitt romney was on the